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    posted a message on Does Odyn Son interact with casted Electrocute, Velvet Camaral or Paralysis?

    You're much better off with starfire with a camaral+mykens build. Those chains tend to travel! This is the build I'm running at the moment. I swap between IAS, Stun, and Damage with slow time, and swap between gogok and stricken for gems. https://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Blackmorgrim-1728/hero/42023928


    Hydras just melt single targets, while chain deals well with packs, the slow time helps bunch up large packs enemies.


    My largest Manald crits tend to reach 200,000M+ (200 Trillion?) and I can reliably complete GR 70-71.

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    posted a message on Area Damage and Mandald Heal

    From my experiences, I'm pretty sure the manald heal proc can proc area damage. It makes chain lightning pretty darn effective, especially on large packs of enemies off screen. Even on GR70 I'm sometimes seeing full champ packs exploding as they come on screen just from chains reaching them.


    But then I was under the assumption area damage can proc off of any damage, but area damage doesn't actually proc anything.

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    posted a message on Still not a lightning build

    well with the new manald heal coming around it might finally come around. The effect on the new manald heal makes every proc of paralysis do 2700% damage.

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    posted a message on Is there a max proc rate?

    For something like Shard of Hate, could the combo of the 50% attack speed belt and the wand that increases the attack speed of Spectral blade... combined that with the pants that increase generator damage (the belt turns primaries into generators)


    spectral blade seems like it could really become a powerhouse with that much attack speed.


    I was playing around with a non spender build (basically spectral blade for single target, and chain lightning for large groups) and it seemed to work really well in a legacy of nightmares build, especially since you never spend arcane power and always have the armor damage reduction up. Was also thinking a non spender build could allow for spammable teleport with the cube wep enchant, allowing for fast travel when density is low, and near infinite battle stamina when density is high.


    Even with it's low proc rate... I'm curious if there's a point something like Mirinae might outdo something like Toxin or even Pain enchancer.


    I'm not really sure how something like bane of the stricken might work with a combo of chain lightning, shocking aspect, and electrify. Then again, I'm still kind of unclear on how shocking aspect actually works except an old video showing vortexes procing it like crazy. Shocking aspect has a proc coef of .1 but I'm not sure if that applies to only the bolt or the crit effect too. I know when I used to run a stun build, electrify weapon made a noticable difference in how well I could stun things, but I'm unsure of whether that's shocking aspect procing from electrify or stuns procing or electrifies effect.

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    posted a message on Depth Diggers can now drop for Wizards.

    This would probably be key to making a legacy of nightmares/chain lightning build work

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    posted a message on 2.2 Will Lightning finally be good?

    Define good though, because I feel that is the problem.


    I took a Lightning Wiz using Chain Lightning and the Blizzard lightning affix and steamrolled T6 as well as getting up to GR33.

    This was about as far as I could get with a chain lightning/AT build. I think I could get further with a decent pure AT build, but I just haven't gotten the gear to support it. The main problem was being incredibly squishy (but then, I guess almost anything is at high GRs) The main problem with this build was mainly dealing with Rift guardians solo... otherwise, clearing high density rifts were cake, and I was easily able to lock down groups of 15 or more... champ packs were a breeze provided they didn't have lightning storm or binding.


    Personally, I feel electrify wep really isn't about damage, but proc'ing more stuns. And in general, I'd never consider using more than 2pc tals in a single element build... I'd be more likely to do 2pc tals/4pc Opus.

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    posted a message on 2.2 Will Lightning finally be good?

    I'd think with a chain lightning build (High IAS, Mykens+Velvet Camarel, new Wyrdward) add in Storm armor with Shocking aspect, electrify wep, Teleport, chain lightning, lightning orb, then Slow time-time warp. Especially since the damage of the Magnum Opus set is based on your + elemental damage, it means it can proc the stuns (maybe shocking aspect/electrify wep too) Then you could always forget the chain lightning allowing you to use crown of the primus, triumverate, and piercing orb.


    Add in a wep like shard, odyn son, or even the new skycutter or gesture of orpheus... single handed build with mass chain might lay waste. Maybe 2 arctstones for your minion and you if you can handle wearing 1 more set piece.


    Otherwise... swap the velvet camarel and the orb/one hander for the new Scaefer's. Drop the chain lightning for Arcane Torrent perhaps.

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    posted a message on Let's talk about Delsere's Magnum Opus

    Still waiting for the lightning themed set. Preferably one that does not include and orb/helm in the set itself... allowing mass electrocute (Camarel+Myken's) and some other spell to be used. Personally, I love my current setup then main thing it lacks is the survivability and single target damage of fire. However, in clearing/controlling packs mass electrocute+pain enhancer, poison, and conduit gems is hard to top. (keep in mind electrocute gets double the benefit from pain enhancer's AS bonus)


    Heck, I'd just be happy for an item that gives some defensive worth to storm armor.


    But more in line with the topic... has anyone seen what kind of damage the 4pc does? Does it default to arcane, or is it another damage type that matches your highest +elemental damage?

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    posted a message on 2.1.2 wizard 51
    Learn something new every day! Thanks!!
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    posted a message on 2.1.2 wizard 51
    Tbh, I think luck is one way of keeping the competition on their toes. It's not like a pylon is going to make the difference between 10 and 12 rifts... maybe 1-3 at most. To get the kind of RNG you need to get level 51+ you need to make it to level 50 consistently to begin with. Plus, its not like you can get your gems above level 50 anyway.
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    posted a message on Wizards in 2.1.2 advice needed
    As a lightning build wizard, I've been running chain lightning, Myken's+Velvet Camaral... I noticed the patch notes about Shard of Hate, and equipped the old one I had lying around, I gotta say that's a lot of electric bolts.
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    posted a message on Buff Arcane Orb gameplay
    Personally, I'd love to see wizardspike change to arcane orb (and then be modified by the wizard skill rune).
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    posted a message on Ray of frost aiming problem with light of grace
    I've seen similar issues with Arcane Torrent as well. Occasionally, when channeling for a particular decent amount of time (say an extra health elite pack), Torrent will stop following my mouse cursor and just target a single mob, then refuse to move from that spot until I release and retarget.
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    posted a message on Electric Eye - A guide for lightning wizards
    One thing I will say is that when it comes to chain lightning, the helm+offhand is a must. Velvet Camaral ups the jumps of chain lightning to 19 or 20 (dunno if it counts the initial hit in the doubling), while Myken's almost makes sure you're always getting the full worth of every chain. Honestly, without the two together, I'd probably just be using just AT as well. Myken's+Camaral is almost like my vengeance to all the fire wizards that cover up every fire hazard with flames... I just fill the screen with lightning. Once you have the two, I'd have to say anyone that likes lightning wizards will never want to take the two off.

    If Chain bounces 19 times... that's 66% WD X 19... That's 1254% WD (or 1320% if it hits 20 times) per cast. Plus electrocute is using double the APS that AT uses. (my current build has 2.05+ APS, so I'm casting electrocute more than 4 times a second.

    Unless it has a cap I don't know about) That's also 76-80 chances a second to proc electrify weapon/shocking aspect. ( I sooo wish wizardspike's orb took on the element of the arcane orb rune you had...)

    I've thought about Zei's too (mine's still like rank 8 atm), but damage wise, I'd think overall its a loss over some other gems. I believe AT's range can't even take full advantage of the gem unless you're on a vantage point. However, I'd agree if you want maximum control, its probably the way to go.

    The fire AT build I tried out yesterday looks something like this:
    Skills:
    Black Hole- Blazar
    AT- Flame Ward
    Magic Weapon- Deflection
    Familiar- Sparkflint
    Energy Armor- Pinpoint Barrier
    Teleport- Safe Passage

    Helm- Firebird
    Shoulders- Firebird
    Gloves- Firebird
    Legs- Firebird
    Feet- Firebird
    Chest- Cindercoat
    Belt- Tal's, witching hour, string of ears
    Neck- Tals or Hellfire
    Ring1- RoRG
    Ring2- SoJ or Unity
    Bracers- Stongarm or good Steady Strikers... anything with 20% Fire Damage, 6% crit, and intellect
    2H Weapon- Furnace, Maximus, or Cinder Switch (This fireball really hits pretty hard)
    Orb: Tal's orb if you have a good hellfire, Triumverate, Cosmic Strand
    1H Wep- Sunkeeper, Devastator, Burning Axe,

    Passives:
    Blur, Unwavering Will, Illusionist, Conflag, Astral Presence (not needed if you have Tal's set)

    With 30% Cindercoat and 10% cost reduction from Paragon... I had infinite arcane power to run AT.

    (Tbh... really want a cindercoat for all elements! Its pretty much the item that makes fire so good)
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    posted a message on Electric Eye - A guide for lightning wizards
    Generally I can solo up to around 26-28 Grifts, without the use of unity (completion many times depends on rift density). My gems are all lvl 30 at this point. I will say that for some of those gems, the rank 25 bonus does make a huge difference in the strength of gems. I'd probably pick Lightning wreath over smite sub rank 25.

    I like discussion, I've been a major theorycrafter for Howtopriest.com and shadowpriest.com before that. Tbh, its nice to theorycraft about something other than Warlord of Draenor for once! Diablo 3 is a particular challenge merely because you don't have all the parsing tools like WoW does.

    I will say, that more experimentation with your build has me tempted by the sheer raw power that AT has on its own. Though I think for a pure AT build (only targeted damage skills I'd use would be AT and BH) I'd probably be tempted to use poison, smite, and either bane of the trapped or bane of the powerful. Then I'd probably look for a really good 2 hander like Furnace, Shaeffer's Hammer, or maybe even try to craft a good cinder switch to give me all 4 elements with arcanot.
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